Tupistra squalida

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Tupistra squalida

Placement status: excluded

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Notes

The provenance of this species, the type of the genus, was given as 'Amboyna'. This is certainly erroneous. It was described from a cultivated plant in the nurseries of Loddiges, and was obviously in the former century cultivated in several botanic gardens. The more curious it is that its proper identity and native country remains more or less uncertain.
Baker l.c. reduced T. nutans Wall. (Bot. Reg. t. 1333) from India to this species, but Hooker f. kept these two entities apart.

Citation

Bl. 1834: p. 67. – In: Tijd. Nat. Gesch. Phys.: t. IIIC
Edwards 1823: Bot. Reg.: t. 704
Loddiges 1821 – In: Bot. Cab.: t. 515
Baker 1875 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 580
Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 569
cf. Hook.f. 1892: p. 324. – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: in nota sub T. nutans.